Top 10 drinks tweets of the week
This week’s impressive roundup of drinks industry tweets features harvest woes, referendum chat and mind-bending illusions.
Staples: Chinese wine boom never happened
The widely reported fine wine boom in China never really happened according to Simon Staples of Berry Bros & Rudd.
Trade reacts to Scottish ‘no’ vote
Scotland’s affirmation of its place in the United Kingdom, voting no to independence by 55% to 45%, has been met with relief from industry bodies in the Scotch whisky sector.
David Beckham, a Pedro Ximenez Sherry from 1914 and the “world’s first” pedal-powered cocktail shaker make for an eclectic round up of the week’s events.
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Bettane and Desseauve’s London Wine Experience is to return to London’s Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea for the third year running next month.
Sotheby’s first London wine sale of the autumn season generated £1,674,810 ($2,729,940), hitting its pre-sale high estimate of £1.67 million.
English wine and beer producer Chapel Down has smashed its original crowdfunding target by raising £2.9 million from investors in just 10 days.
Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has reported a record turnover of £10.5 million – up 15% on last year and breaking through the £10m mark for the first time.
Trade barriers for wines and craft beers between two Canadian provinces are to be removed.
This week’s top 10 roundup features hop zealots, harvest-inspired ales and lagers designed to be enjoyed while sat on the couch.
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If collectors, investors and well-healed drinkers are looking beyond Bordeaux, one category benefiting is rare Scotch, and not just single malt.
Sotheby’s hopes that it’s new shop at its headquarters in Pacific Place will draw in clients who do not currently buy wine at its auctions.
Corney & Barrow has appointed a new general manager for its Asian operations as well as a new marketing manager and new additions to the sales team.
With trading levels returning to normal after the summer break Liv-Ex sees reasons to be cheerful.
One of Champagne’s most established producers has warned that if the region doesn’t get its act together it could soon fall behind Prosecco.
The run up to the 2014 vintage in France has been nothing if not erratic but, as the harvest kicks off in earnest, it may turn out alright.
Sparkling wine was the only alcoholic drinks category to enjoy double-digit growth in the UK in the last 12 months according to a report released today.
Party classics like Champagne are forecast to play second fiddle to spirits this Christmas – most especially gin, according to UK market research.
A British brewing company has launched what it describes as a “Champagne-style” sparkling beer.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.
Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.